elusive dream

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”   – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

What happened
to distinctly american
dream

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for ALL,

equal opportunity
regardless
of race?

What happened
to respect
for human life,

our constitutional
law & order,

non-violent freedom of
speech & assembly?

What happened
to ONE nation

under God?

Wake to dream again!

 

 

 


Quadrille (44 words) for dVerse Poets  where De invites us to dream together!  

volatile situation

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts haiku/troiku prompt.  He gifts us with first line: “when every gust of wind.”  Each stanza of troiku begins with next line from original haiku.

 

when every gust of wind
fans bright flames of fire higher
smoke and ashes whirl

________

when every gust of wind
exhales crackles, sizzles, pops
wood door comes unhinged

fans bright flames of fire
higher heat of inferno
old shed roof crumbles

smoke and ashes whirl
choking billows engulf all
inhale acrid breath

 

 

sign of the times

 

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image from mydoorsign.com

 

such common signs
seem common sense

none of government’s business
to tell citizen’s private business

whom they may or may not serve

free enterprise best
to remain free…yes

we all “discriminate”
choose where to shop
what’s the debate?
(this is not “hate”)

cannot force another to
make or sell product for you

now we ask who bullies who?

consider whether this be true:
“can’t eat your cake and have it too!”

 

 

last ditch effort

 

 

walking gravel road

thistles, dandelions wave

butterfly garden

painted ladies and sulphurs

taste weeds before go to seeds

 

 

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photo by lynn

headlight fright

 

arrive after dark

campground on old gravel pit

sign warns:  deep water

 

 

Linking to Ramblings of a Writer and haiku challenge: deep & water

abstract glory

abstract autumn

 

 

bleed red and purple

leaves sizzle across cool sky

autumn’s frenzied dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai; “autumn abstract” image by unknown artist.

animal crackers

 

see such cunning calliope of creatures

view fast running menagerie of animalia

stare at stunning kaleidoscope of wild kingdom

gaze on sunning rainbow of critter chaos

admire funning mosaic of my zootopia

 

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Gotta love this colorful fabric pattern featured at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads where Margaret invites us to quilt a poem!

 

sunset bridge

 

city silhouette

citrus sky ripens slowly

shadow swallows sun

 

 

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photo by lynn

calm down, you’re not in control

 

hear!

fear not

a vision bright

be it angel or demon

bad politics or rad theology

apocalypse or alien invasion

hot warning of global warming

you can start living fearless

for I AM (is) with you

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promise, do

not be a-

frayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My photo and quadrille linked to dVerse Poets for Victoria’s “be not afraid” prompt.

reunion

 

beers after long hike

friends converse on cabin deck

cool evening breezes

view of shadow mountain lake

sunset watercolors sky

juicy goodness II

 

kisses sweet as jam

memories of seasons past

blackberry winter

 

 

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free image from pixabay

juicy goodness

Summer kigo theme at Carpe Diem is Japanese word,”kiichigo”, for raspberry.

 

our love has ripened

sweet fruit ready for picking

raspberry summer

 

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source: CDHK

 

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